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The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a nonprofit organization founded in 1926. The ARL is the state's largest animal shelter, serving over 19,000 animals each year from all corners of the state. With a focus on adoption, humane education, cruelty intervention, spay and neuter programs, and reuniting lost and found pets with their owners, the ARL is the greater Des Moines area's only shelter that never turns away an animal in need.

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Never Leave Pets in Vehicles & Other Summer Tips

posted 6/10/2015
Every summer, hundreds of cats and dogs die needlessly after they are left inside cars. During this time of year, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) receives about 5 calls each day alerting us to pets locked in cars. ...

Frightened Rottweiler Jumps off Bridge Viaduct & Survives

posted 4/30/2015
Update: Rocco is recovering well and is on his way to finding a forever home! ...

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